Long, lazy summer weekends are made for getting together with friends, food and libations. We have everything you need to make the most out of your holiday. All summer long.
Going to a Barbecue? Be sure to bring along the right sides and sauces. And remember, beer, bourbon and big red wines are the drinks of choice along America’s Barbecue Belt, make sure you’re armed with the right libations.
Vino al Fresco – Everything you need to make your picnic what it should be: leisurely, relaxing, fun and, with luck, romantic.
For something a little more low-key, try a quiet and light meal of salad and wine on the terrace. A delicious combination.
For dessert, a simple yet Patriotic choice would be:
Balsamic Mixed Berries
Approx. 3 pints of your favorite fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, cut up strawberries)
2 Tbs. good balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup white sugar
Combine berries, balsamic vinegar and sugar in a bowl. Stir gently. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
Serve in a glass bowl with fresh whipped cream, angel food cake and/or vanilla ice cream and your patriotism will shine through.
The Big O: Stylish, effervescent and sexy in its simplicity, this amazing libation is one erotic ride of a drink, complete with a seductive rim of raspberry purée.
Patriotic Margarita: This frozen libation is made with sweetened strawberry pureé and Hpnotiq liqueur, among many other fruity constituents.
A fruity, refreshing cocktail
1.5 oz. Rémy Martin V.S.O.P.
1 oz. Cointreau
Splash of pineapple juice
Splash of cranberry juice
Pour Rémy Martin and Cointreau over ice. Add pineapple and cranberry juice to taste.
If wine is your taste, we have some options for you.
If you want something sparkling to go with your fireworks, try one of these Champagne alternatives.
Are you the only one of your friends who drinks the bubbly? Take along Floot – these individual 6.3-ounce cans come with their own straw. Retails for $9.99 in 4-packs.